1.13.2009

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • Avril Lavigne can sing. (I saw her on some random channel last night in concert.) And she's kinda hot.
  • I've never been that big of an American Idol fan, but the initial tryouts are mildly entertaining.
  • Ok, so maybe I tuned in last night to see the bikini chick they had been promoting.
  • Speaking of concerts in general, I like it when the performer shuts up and lets the crowd sing the chorus of one of his/her songs.
  • Sign I'm getting lazy: I'm now buying Campbell's soup that I can heat in the microwave because I don't want to mess up a pan on the stove.
  • I think the decision by a college star like Tech's Michael Crabtree, who decided to turn pro yesterday, would be a hard one. Being the big man on campus is something that he'll wish he could do again later in life. On the other hand, if he stayed in school and had a career ending injury next year, there would be some serious regret.
  • In law school, I only ate one meal a day so as to not waste study time. Frightening now that I think about it.
  • I'm trying to figure out "Do Da Stanky Leg." (Search youtube and waste a couple of hours.) That pop cultural phenomenon kind of snuck up on me.
  • Anyone see the Dallas cop killer give a jail house interview with Shaun Rabb last night? I'm telling you, that criminal case is not a slam dunk. He claims he didn't know it was a cop and the cops admit that they didn't initially identify themselves by giving a false name. And why did he shoot? "It's a high crime neighborhood."
  • "She’s 6-foot-8, and doctors tell her she’s still growing. She wears size-17 shoes. She has an 86-inch wingspan." And she's a fantastic high school basketball player headed to Baylor. Amazing pic and article here. (Thanks to Derrick Boyd for telling me about her.)
  • There's a lot of gray in my goatee. I'm not too proud to color it.
  • I don't buy the "President Bush has kept us safe since 9/11" line. If some terrorist wanted to cross the Mexican border and set off a bomb in a Las Vegas casino, it could be done tomorrow.
  • Laura Bush announced last week that she would write an autobiography. Boy, I bet that'll be a real page turner.
  • What I learned from PBS this morning: Each new president has ended his oath of office with "so help me God" but that phrase is not found in the oath's text which is in the Constitution.
  • I'm thinking about changing my style of dress socks. (But I always buy a bunch of identical ones at the same time so that I won't have to worry about mixing and matching.)
  • I think I'm forgetting more and more things. Either I'm losing my mind, or I'm so bombarded with information all day that I can keep it all straight.
  • It's headline news that Keller ISD won't show the Obama inauguration on TV during school hours? Are we going to show it in Wise County? Will Wise County even acknowledge the Obama presidency.
  • Man, the federal government is spending money like a drunken sailor.

52 comments:

Morgan said...

That Briner Griner looks, plays and carries herself like a manchild. I see her play every summer at various tournaments and she throws down slam dunks as regular as Tony Romo fumbles a football - on a weekly basis. She is scary good.

Anonymous said...

"I don't buy the "President Bush has kept us safe since 9/11" line. If some terrorist wanted to cross the Mexican border and set off a bomb in a Las Vegas casino, it could be done tomorrow."

So you don't want to give him credit for keeping us safe, right? I am sure that if that said terrorist did set off that bomb tomorrow, you would be all over Bush asking why he didn't do anything to keep us safe from the terrorists.

Face it, Barry, if we had had other certain people as President, then we would have had several attacks in this country and would have been living in fear. It is because Bush went after the terrorists, that this did not happen.

Anonymous said...

"Man, the federal government is spending money like a drunken sailor." -- you ain't seen nuttin' yet.

Anonymous said...

A bunch of fans will whine about Crabtree leaving. They will claim he is not 'loyal' or something like that (always happens). I heard a coach address that one time by saying it was jealousy. He said something to the effect of, If Price-Watterhouse came to campus recruiting junior year Accounting Majors for multiple millions of dollars they would all go in a heartbeat, but they don't want an athlete that provides them entertainment to take advantage of the same opportunity.

I thought it was a good point.

Anonymous said...

Decatur High School will be doing a Video Feed with the inauguration and get in on the behind the scenes action. Middle school and some of the elementary school will be watching.

Anonymous said...

"I think I'm forgetting more and more things. Either I'm losing my mind, or I'm so bombarded with information all day that I can keep it all straight."

Or you are just getting old.

Anonymous said...

Man, the federal government is spending money like a drunken sailor.

~Were drugs or alcohol involved?
~Tattoos for all the Senators!
~Our hard-earned tax dollars are going to some Filipino tranny?
~On Dec 21, 2012 there won't be any money, drunks, sailors, or federal government (or anybody using this lame line again)

Anonymous said...

President Bush has declared a State of Emergency in Washington D.C.. Because he has done this, he is able to pull around 15 million from FEMA. He's using the money for Obama's inauguration. Security, Bathrooms, Crowd Control, and Terrorist Threats. In the mean time some people in this Country are losing everything they have, the Governments bailing out anybody and everybody that's wealthy, this is not capitalism and using a loop hole to add 15 million to the Inauguration ceremonies is a farce. Unbelievable!! And you people believe Washington cares about the tax payers of this Country? Most dis-hearting of all, I voted for the guy, not once but twice. Disappointing, very disappointing and truthfully, he could probably care less what anyone thinks.
Beer Cart + Beach + Hot Women + Bahamas = Looking pretty dang good.

Anonymous said...

"I don't buy the "President Bush has kept us safe since 9/11" ......

everyone forgets that the first world trade center attack took place on feb 23,1993 - so the Bush logic would have said on september 10,2001 that Clinton and Bush kept us save of 7.5 years. it's only been 7.5 years since the last world trade center attack.

keeping us just as save as the first time is not much to brag about

Anonymous said...

"Man, the federal government is spending money like a drunken sailor."

Of course they are. Now that Obama has been elected, Pelosi, Reid and others are using this opportunity to give out money to anyone and everyone, whether they really need it or not. Unfortunately, it looks like we have at least two years of this giveaway. Hopefully, our country won't be broke by then.

Anonymous said...

that ole tall gal can stand flat footed and crap in the wagon

double fake thomas laird

Anonymous said...

About forgetting. It does happen more as you get older but there is too much info going into the brain for it to remember everything. Our brains are more bombarded now then in times past.

Bigwillie02 said...

The little ticket mentioned the whistle stop this morning for best small town cafe food. It is good food but Mary's in Strawn has the best chicken fried steak I have ever had.

Kingfish said...

Too many coat check tickets and not enough coats will make for an interesting economy.

Anonymous said...

Forgetting...Go a head and forget. The more we forget, the less we have to worry about. Old age is bliss!

Anonymous said...

It is a fact, we haven't been attacked.

However, it is an open question if Bush has done anything any other man wouldn't have done post 9/11

Well, OK, no one else would have shredded our consitution.

I still can't imagine any gov not going into "defense mode" after the attack regardless of who is sitting in the chair.

It isn't just the Mexico border that is porous. I fly frequently and still see 90 yr old infirm ladies being searched.

The challenge for Obama will be to find a legal way to do all he needs to do in the intelligence area.........and not rush to the easy way of shredding/ignoring our constitution. If he can't, mabye just tell the American people he can't and get the backing of the courts and Congress to make legal what he needs to do.

Anonymous said...

8:32 Threw in everything but the Banjo.

Keep at it, you're doin good.

Anonymous said...

8:20 is right on about BG. He wishes failure on Bush. If we all wish failure on Obama the way BG does Bush, BG would label us all racists and bigots.

BG thinks like 99% of lawyers. He thinks his degree in law means he's more enlightened than the rest of us.

Atticus said...

I have always liked the comment that Ronald Reagan made about the Federal Government spending money like "Drunken Sailors. But that's unfair to drunken sailors. The drunken sailors are spending their own money."
Of course the ironic thing is that Reagan had record deficits under his administration. Still a great comment however, and spending "our money" has been careless and wasteful over the last 8 years.

Anonymous said...

Pssst, Hey Barry, you don't have to buy the microwaveable pull top soup cans. You can pour ANY soup into a microwave bowl and heat it direct in the nuke and not dirty a separate pan. Ahhhhhh, technology

Anonymous said...

Injuries really aren't that big of a factor with seniors leaving for the nfl. They all have multimillion dollar insurance policies that they hold if they do get injured.
So injured or not, they're getting paid.
(Mike and Mike from ESPN explained this about a week ago)

Anonymous said...

My wife spends money on drunken sailors.

The Fake Popeye The Sailor Man..toot toot!

Anonymous said...

Barry, you just must quit posting these scantily clad women young enough to be your daughters. That's what is causing your brain slowdown.

.....it's actually called "old man depression"....

:-)

Anonymous said...

Not only will Decatur HS be watching, they will be live through audio/video equipment having an intellectual discussion with students from a HS in Florida, one in Harlem and students from Ghana discussing the implications of this historic event. They will even get to interact with people who are physically on the floor of the inauguration ceremony!

Old Timer said...

9:32, you need to wake up and smell the roses. Bush was a horrible President. He lied to the American people, led us into an unneeded war in Iraq all the while ignoring our real enemy, Osama Bin Laden. He also not only bankrupted our country, but also contributed to bankrupting the world. It amazes me that you could still support him.

Anonymous said...

Is it foreshadowing that Obama bin Laden has a new video out speaking out against Isreal less than a week before our new President takes office? It won't be long before he's tested. Let's just hope he hasn't forgotten about national security all together by then!

Anonymous said...

If a casino gets bombed today or tomorrow in Las Vegas...Barry Green is prime suspect number one!!!

Anonymous said...

i knew that 'cop killer' would come out and say that. i agreee with him. dont' come kick in my frekin door. i'll shoot your ass off also.
in that neighborhood, i would even be scared to open the door for the police. who knows if they really are the police. they had used a false name to get him to open the door to begin with.
cant wait for t. bishop to try the same kind of thing.
freakn scary.

Anonymous said...

10:14 well said

Anonymous said...

10:14 - You have your right to an opinion on the bush presidency, but you should get your facts straight. Congress holds the purse strings. They are the ones that ultimately are accountable for the financial mess (and that applies to both sides of the aisle). So criticize bush all you want, but make sure you blame him for the things that were under his control.

Anonymous said...

"And why did he shoot? "It's a high crime neighborhood.""
Yeah! Filled with criminals - like the kind that were in that apartment. Your average law-abiding citizen doesn't sit around the house with a weapon next to him, expecting somebody to bust through the door. Your average scumbag criminal does. (They're expecting cops or other opportunistic criminals.) That's how he managed to shoot the cop before they got into the apartment

"There's a lot of gray in my goatee. I'm not too proud to color it."
Don't fear the gray, dude - embrace it. It'll be that much easier to cope with when you (inevitably) find it in certain other areas, if you catch my drift.

"Man, the federal government is spending money like a drunken sailor."
This just in... Liquor industry reports record sales of rum. Full story at 10:00

Anonymous said...

Sounds good 11:14 that congress holds the purse strings.....let's see how many bills did Mr Bush veto? Oh yea - he did need to veto any because the Republicans are such good steward of our money. But wait - there were two out of his 8 years with a democratic congress - that must be when the wheels fell off.

Anonymous said...

Barry, you well know the days of feeling safe in this country ends January 20. Rather than have a Gitmo, perhaps we can have civilized conversation to enhance our war efforts. The greatest economic stimulation that Obama will ever accomplish has been the sale of guns since the dreadful election....and you think Clint Eastwood is over rated.

Anonymous said...

Majority vote decides nothing in the US Senate. It takes 60 votes to pass anything if the minority so desires.

The Rebpublicans then as well as now control the Senate.......not by their majority, but by Senate rules.

Nothing has nor will become law without Republican approval.

Anonymous said...

That girl needs a good old fashioned toe lickin' if you ask me.

Anonymous said...

The comments in this blog are the same old superficial crap, just restated to fit whatever Barry throws down several times each day. The semi-clad girl pictures he puts in, hopefully once a day, are the only reason I take a look from time to time.

chupacabra said...

I finally watched The Dark Knight. It was alright but, was expecting a screwball comedy with a time travelling Martin Lawrence set in Medievel England.

wordkyle said...

Lots of bait in this post. BG knows his audience.

Why do kids go to college? So they can get a good job when they graduate. Crabrtree gets a good-paying job without the expense of the rest of his school time, so good for him.

I've posted enough about Bush and national security so that everyone knows I do believe no further terrorist attacks is significant. The difference between Bush and Clinton's response is that Clinton did nothing to dissuade them from attacking again. (See Jamie Gorelick's "wall" etc.) WTC '93 was probably a test to determine America's response. The Khobar towers and African embassies bombings followed, with an apathetic response from the Clinton administration.

Barry, your statement, if made on Septermber 12, 2001, would have been derided as ridiculous. Bush's response was vigorous and definitive -- but not perfect. Perfection in war is impossible, yet it is the standard to which his administration has been held. His response has killed terrorist leaders and discombobulated their organization.

20/20 hindsight makes everyone an expert in what should have been done.

Anonymous said...

Please...what is discombobulated?

Anonymous said...

Discombobulated is a word that was invented by Al Gore to see if idiots with computers were smart enough to use a dictionary online or if they could not figure that part out and had to ask someone on a blog.

Anonymous said...

3:26 - PRICELESS! Thank you

Anonymous said...

Do too know how to use a dictionary online, also know how to look up words the old fashioned way. Discombobulated has 14 different meanings, just didn't have to time read all of them. You are Wise Hiney 3:26.

chupacabra said...

Well, irregardless...

Anonymous said...

I've had multiple conversations with different former members of local law enforcement and they all seem to share the same philosophy. To paraphrase, "Some times you have to operate outside the rules to get the job done" Is it possible that the cop stepped outside the lines for a minute and got shot before he could get back inside the lines?

Anonymous said...

Trent Lott initiated Seersucker suit day in The Senate to honor southern traditions.

I bet Barney Frank loves that day.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of mexican food- I could eat a taco right about now- yum yum.

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure we're going to slob Obama's knob at Decatur High School.

Anonymous said...

If all the lawyers in congress spent less time lawyering and more time digging we would have less debt and more tunnels.

Anonymous said...

11:14 what about the 6 years of Total Control Bush and company had? And you think that a very slight of slightest majority of Dems in Congress the last 2 years has done financial ruin to our Great Country? Rush and Hannity has really had your ear....................

3:45 Brainless! Thank You!


5:54 Does Larry Craig wear Seersucker suits in public toilets?
Bet you might know.
Does Barney Frank Love that Day cause of Seersucker?
Maybe you love Barney Frank....

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Decatur High School for being chosen to participate in the interactive inauguration event and to those facilitating it! What an awesome opportunity for these kids.

Anonymous said...

I went to cox's to buy a searsucker suit.....oh wait... I went the sears and bought a.......

Anonymous said...

Shut up 9:07 and quit reading The Huffington Post before your brain corrodes.